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Of itself it would have been enough to kill the huge sprawling novel of the
Victorians; the loss is obvious if we think of David Copperfield, Vanity Fair, and
Middlemarch. When we come to the secondary writers, however, it is a different
Moore's true successor in Naturalism, apart from Bennett in one or two early
novels and Riceyman Steps towards the end of his career, is Somerset Maugham
(b. 1874), whose first novel, Liza of Lambeth, it is a little disconcerting to realize, ...
In three novels, however, he does rise above the civilized entertainment which
has generally been the end he has proposed for himself. These are his first novel
, Liza of Lambeth (1897), Of Human Bondage (1915), and Cakes and Ale (1930).
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The Eighteenth Century
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